Monday, March 31, 2014

Come On Warm Weather!


Featuring: Old Navy, TopShop, PiperLime, Philosophy, Anthropologie, Charlotte Rouse

I got an urge of inspiration to pick out a few of my favorite pieces for this spring!  I'm so excited for colors, light breezy fabrics, flats and fun booties.  It did snow in other parts of Maryland yesterday, but that can't stop me from dreaming of shorts!

Check back soon for something a little different... a fitness inspired post from yours truly.  

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rainy Sundays

We experience all 4 seasons here in Maryland so intensely; it's awesome!  However, with this never ending winter I crave nothing more than a warm spring and hot summer.  Leggings, comfy sweaters, I love you, never forget this...but our time together is past due.  I want to run outside in shorts and enjoy walks downtown for coffee.  I want to pack away my parka.  I'm over my snood.  I need sunnies and sunshine, open windows and music infused car rides, iced coffee and brunch outside.  I don't want to dread walking to class or leaving my dorm.  I want the farmers market and walks by the water.
Winter, it's time for you to go.  

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Monday, March 17, 2014

You Know How You Have That Friend..

While sitting on the beach in HHI our last day, my best pal since 6th grade and I reminisced about all the silly things we did when it dawned on me...Marie is that friend.  
We have loads of embarrassing photos and funny memories where we laughed for no reason and did stupid things.  She introduced me to The Bachelor and Sex and The City.  We took her dog for walks in the sun, in the rain, and in the cold. 

First we looked like this; 

we baked the cookies 

watched sunsets 

made awesome friendship bracelets 

stayed up late talking about boys 

hard to believe this was 4 years ago, our senior year of high school 

And now, here we are on the cusp of greatness!  Weeks from graduating college and possibly *fingers crossed* moving to the big apple and being roomies in Manhattan.  

Thank you Miss Marie for being that friend throughout all of these years.  I have some of my happiest memories with you!  

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The last time I was in Hilton Head Island, SC with my family I was going into my senior year of high school.  Woah.  I just returned last night from my spring break there and it had me feeling pretty nostalgic.  Before I post my photos from the trip, I wanted to give you a taste of Hilary, circa 2009.  

I'm not sure why, how, or when I lost my curls, but they certainly don't look like that anymore.
Can't wait to share some of our wonderful memories that my roommates and I made this week!  

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Thursday, March 6, 2014


Let's Play Dress Up

I want all of the clothes these days.  The more and more I think of which city I will move to after graduation, the more I think about how it will effect my personal fashion.  I've been thinking about NYC pretty frequently as well as DC.  

Does your city environment influence your fashion?  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TEDx Chester River 2014

This past weekend I gave my first TEDx talk. 
A few weeks ago I was sending TED talks to my Business professor when she suggested that I join their team for the TEDx Chester River weekend.  I joined the group just 1 week ago and when asked who would give the presentation, I jumped at the chance!  We are hoping to write up a paper on our ideas and have it published.  This was such an amazing experience and I'm so excited to post about it.

Lord & Taylor was having an ah-mazing sale the other week, and I found this perfect black shift for work, interviews, life.  

We heard from Mary Daley Yerrick, the Co-Founder of Vital Voices, married couple, writer Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr of Idiot's Books, Robbie Blinkoff the Cultural Anthropologist, and Washington College professor, Kaitlin Thomas.  The speakers at TEDx Chester River were so inspiring and thoughtful.  I can't wait to see the videos when they are published!   

Have you ever been to a TEDx talk?

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Smart Girls

Calling all Smart Girls, have you heard of The Smart Girls Group?

I'm so excited to finally announce that I'm working with the Smart Girls Group on their exec staff as their Bookings Director.  It is such a LOVELY sisterhood and an amazing magazine that brings some of the best women together to learn and grow.  We had our first meeting tonight over Google Hangout and it's amazing knowing that I'm connecting with women in NYC, Austin, and Paris to collaborate on this wonderful mission: to empower the next generation of super star women who make the world a better place.

In addition to my #SmartGirl project, I've taken on communications and strategy work for a Congressional Campaign, and political research for a Women's Magazine called Vitamin W.  
I was worried that I was taking on too much, and then I saw this on Pinterest, and now I'm not so worried.  I'm doing things that I love & I'm so excited to be a part of them! 

What new challenges and projects have you guys been taking on lately?   

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